MIPTV unveiled the jury and moderator it has selected for the MIPDOC Project Pitch 2023. The high-profile event will feature documentary and factual producers pitch developments and welcome international decision-makers live on stage in Cannes’ iconic Palais des Festivals. “MIP markets are a catalyst for content at every point," RX France Entertainment Division Director & Director of MIPTV Lucy Smith said. "A pitch from the Cannes stage can rapidly propel a project to find global partners and funding. But to be up there- you have to enter!”
The juror confirmed for this year's edition of the three-day Spring market, scheduled to kick off Monday 17 April are Caroline Behar, Head of International Coproductions and Acquisitions France Télévisions; Jack Oliver, Head of Co-Production Sky and Kristina Hollstein, Director, Acquisitions and Coproductions Documentaries, Children and Youth at ZDF Studios GmbH. The session will be moderated by SVP Global Content, Non Scripted ITV Studios, CecilIe Olsen. The Call for Entries is open with a closing date for entries of 9 March 2023.
The 25th edition of the event, now significantly expanded, is deemed the ‘the biggest week in unscripted television’, and the ‘must attend market for drama and kids,' offering genre focused strands for Formats (MIPFORMATS), Drama (MIPDRAMA) and Kids (Future of Kids TV)
The MIPDOC Project Pitch in 2022 drew a record 111 submissions from 27 countries, with German wildlife project The Margay and Me victorious over finalists spanning multiple factual subgenres and hailing from Canada, Italy and the UK. Following the global call for entries, a short list of five finalists will be selected by jury with finalists invited by MIPDOC to pitch their concepts on stage with one winning concept selected live.
This year, the jury will be seeking innovation, strength of subject and potential global appeal as they analyze the projects. "Producers and creators globally are invited to submit entries via the MIPDOC website for factual and documentary series or one-off’s, at either early or in development stages and yet to be presented at a festival or market. Finalists will be notified by the end of March. Full criteria, terms and conditions can be found via the MIPDOC website," the company explains.
MIP markets are a catalyst for content at every point. A pitch from the Cannes stage can rapidly propel a project to find global partners and funding. But to be up there- you have to enter!” Lucy Smith RX France Entertainment Division Director & Director, MIPTV